Today’s food choice is Cantaloupe Melon, and the question is ‘can guinea pigs eat Cantaloupe melon?’
Cantaloupe melon’s are such a lovely fruit to have and are enjoyed the world over for their juicy, sweetness and watery content. Its great to have a slice of cantaloupe melon in the summer time when its hot and sunny and it brings great refreshment.
We often have them as a starter before our main course and our kids absolutely love them and guzzle the down.
So it means that we have them around the home a lot and if we have them around, can my guinea pig eat them as well?
Cantaloupe melon’s are very similar to watermelon’s in the sense that they are both high in water content, have a lot seeds in them and a rind skin covering.
Here are some considerations to make before giving your guinea pig cantaloupe melon’s.
- Fruit fed occasionally is a good source of vitamin c as guinea pigs cant make their own.
- Cantaloupe melon’s do have a high volume of vitamin c and so will provide a good source of it for your guinea pig.
- Small amounts are good. By cutting them up for your guinea pigs, it will make them easier to eat and more digestible to them. It is also not good to give them too much as their little tummies can’t handle too much high sugar food.
- They are high in water content and so are very beneficial for them. Guinea pig’s do need a good amount of water to keep them hydrated and so will be beneficial in this instance. It will act as a good back up to their normal water bottle/bowl.
- They are also high in sugar and so are only good in moderation. As mentioned above, make sure that they only have small amounts as too much is not good for them.
- Lots of guinea pig owners profess to love giving them to their piggies as they absolutely love them. Do give it a try as your guinea pig may really enjoy it.
Can guinea pigs eat Cantaloupe seeds?
Cantaloupe seeds are not good for guinea pigs as they can easily choke on them and cause them difficulties.
Can guinea pigs eat Cantaloupe rind?
Its not usually a good idea to give your piggies cantaloupe rind but as it can cause upset stomach’s but if they do eat it , its not the end of the world. Just make sure they don’t eat too much of it and they’ll be fine.
Cantaloupe melon is definitely something to give your guinea pig, but only in small amounts. Steer clear of the rind and the seeds though.